Isko Moreno welcomes delivery of 40K Molnupiravir capsules to Manila

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has formally received the first batch of the anti-COVID-19 drug, Molnupiravir, ordered by the city government.

Moreno handed over boxes containing an estimated 40,000 capsules of Molnupiravir on Monday, November 22, to the Manila Covid 19 Field Hospital in Luneta.

The mayor and presidential aspirant said the Molnupiravir capsules will go a long way in saving lives not only of Manila residents but also those affected by the disease from other regions.

“We should always be ahead of Covid infections. We were the first to purchase Remdesivir and Tocilizumab. And now this wonder drug Molnupiravir, tayo din ang naunang bumili. I will continue to listen to science. I always listen to Doc Willie Ong when it comes to anti-covid drugs,” Moreno said.

Each capsule of Molnupiravir will cost P87.50, much lower than the cost of Remdesivir and Tocilizumab. It will be given twice a day, for five days, to Covid patients with mild and moderate symptoms in seven hospitals, including the Sta. Ana Hospital.